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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 493–513.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Organizations, and the Value of Culture in Egypt Julia Elyachar With the antiglobalization protests in Washington, D.C., in April 2000, the W term globalization took a new turn on its slippery discursive slope. First...
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Public Culture 10742467.
Published: 02 November 2023
...Charis Thompson Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO), the body charged with implementing global pandemic response, figured heavily in the Republican and Democratic campaigns of the 2020 US presidential election. The contrast was stark: Donald Trump drew on and ramped up dissatisfaction...
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Published: 01 May 2021
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 437–452.
Published: 01 September 2022
...M. C. Overholt Abstract In the midst of the global SARS-CoV-2 epidemiological crisis unfolds another contagion: the eviction epidemic. This essay attends to the work of Moms for Housing, an organization of formerly homeless and marginally housed Black mothers in Oakland, California who have...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the resources to do so. Residents working to organize their own retreat are engaged in a struggle for recognition and support from, paradoxically, the very governments and institutions responsible for planning, implementing, and managing retreat once it becomes necessary. In this article, I contrast dominant...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in the creation and maintenance of human sociability and (2) that societies such as those organized along totemistic or animist lines have a different “affective attunement” toward nonhuman others, whom they admit as social members (we call these heterological societies). However, anthropocentrism renders...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 323–341.
Published: 01 May 2019
... becomes possible. In 1977, Jamaica witnessed the birth of one of the Caribbean’s first gay activist organizations, the Gay Freedom Movement (GFM), during the democratic socialist administration of the newly independent island’s then prime minister Michael Manley. By situating GFM in relation to Jamaica’s...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 373–391.
Published: 01 May 2019
...), and thus the burden to actively resist (educate, lead, and organize) not fall on scholars of color alone and that the inherent tensions in diversity work must at all times remain foregrounded. For decades now, through civil rights struggles and progressive movements, “the movement” is colloquially...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 581–600.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as an instantiation of the tension between authority, visuality, and pain. Through a detailed analysis of prisoner testimonials, the policy manual Medical Management of Detainees on Hunger Strike , and a video project by human rights organization Reprieve featuring artist Yasiin Bey simulating the “proper” techniques...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 521–538.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the law and, ultimately, an abolitionist. By reading “The Fire Next Time” (1963) and “No Name in the Street” (1972), I argue that policing in the United States is inherently organized by a(n) (il)logic of anti-Blackness that necessitates racist violence as a structural component of its practice...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 563–580.
Published: 01 September 2019
... an attempt to deny or destroy Palestinian political community, while simultaneously identifying Palestinians as political actors, specifically as bad actors. The aim is to undermine Palestinian political capacity by disrupting connection and organizing, while still deploying the weapon of categorizing...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 143–175.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Michael McQuarrie This essay describes the transformation of civic participation from a tool of democratization into a tool for elite authority. Looking at various participatory projects in community-based organizations in a city in America’s Rust Belt, the essay demonstrates how the very...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2018
... refuses to identify as religious, a second wants to be protected as a religious minority, and a third wants to be analogized to religion without actually being called religious . Relying on extensive fieldwork among these and other nonbeliever organizations, this article contextualizes each lawsuit...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 393–412.
Published: 01 September 2018
... argues that a viewer is called on to identify with the protagonist who drives forward a narrative of self-responsibilization—regardless of any commitment she or he may make then to either organized political action or to ethical deconstruction of a film’s narrative. It is principally through work...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 411–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
... shares with the war on terror is the idea that we ought to organize our political life around the quest for security and that we can even recover a sense of moral purpose through the response to (environmental) emergencies. Here too the aim seems to be to scare us into submission, rather than open up new...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Caitlin Zaloom Financial prediction provokes intense affect. For bond traders, hedge fund managers, and economic planners, both statistical reasoning and affective discomfort surround professional judgments about the future. This article argues that contemporary financial knowledge is organized...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 109–129.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Julia Elyachar How to move beyond the failures of development? In the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) approach, the state, development, and public goods disappear. Instead, nongovernmental organizations help businesspeople realize poor people’s capacity to create infrastructure and business models. I...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 157–184.
Published: 01 January 2012
... by a heterogeneous movement of corporations as well as nonprofit organizations, they attempt to respond to poverty and disaster through ethical design. References Architecture for Humanity , ed. 2006 . Design like you give a damn: Architectural responses to humanitarian crises . New York : Metropolis Books...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 185–216.
Published: 01 January 2012
... with recovery, market logics used in recovery to build stock portfolios of recovery companies, the circulation of affect as a resource for profit, and the growth of nongovernmental and charity organizations that ended up doing the work that government contractors failed to do. Responding to growing cries...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 465–490.
Published: 01 September 2020
... troubling contradictions in the “postwork” landscape, such as a deeper investment in private and individualized labor, an unstable relationship to land ownership, and a neoliberal retrenchment into a family-based organization of labor. Neo-homesteading, it is argued, makes visible both the radical...